What colours them green? : an enquiry into the drivers of corporate environmentalism in business organizations in developing and developed countries : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University /Sandhu, Sukhbir. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.) -- Lincoln University, 2008. / "Based on case analysis of 23 environmentally responsive organizations in India and New Zealand"--Abstract. Also available via the World Wide Web.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University, 2007. Graduate Programme in Business Administration. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves182-191). Also available on the Internet. MODE OF ACCESS via web browser by entering the following URL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:NR32049
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hong Kong, 2005. / Title proper from title frame. Also available in printed format.
Today, multinational corporations demonstrate commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by adopting global voluntary initiatives and codes of conduct and by publishing annual reports on their social behaviour. This research examines how the cross-‐ country variation of CSR behaviour of firms can be explained by the ‘Varieties of Capitalism' theory, and explores whether the CSR behaviour of firms changes when operating across borders. A large-‐N sample of the Fortune global 500 firms and a small-‐N sample of five multinational oil companies operating in Nigeria were taken to test the research hypotheses, using quantitative and qualitative research methods. Some support was found for the Varieties of Capitalism theory. In particular, firms from the United States, a liberal market economy, are less likely to adopt global voluntary initiatives compared with firms from coordinated market economies or Mediterranean-‐type economies. State-‐owned firms, which are mainly headquartered in non-‐OECD countries, are also less likely to adopt global initiatives, but the ones that do have high levels of adherence. External actors, such as international organisations, civil society organisations and philanthropic organisations are important in influencing a firm's commitment to CSR. Content analysis reveals that, in general, all corporations report on the same topics, with emphasis placed on what is perceived to be important to the stakeholders. This research found that the adoption of global initiatives and the reporting on social behaviour are headquarters-‐orientated activities, and that there is often a disconnection in corporate social behaviour between the headquarters and the subsidiary. Because the CSR behaviour of firms clearly changes when operating across borders, the participation in voluntary initiatives should be done at a local and at headquarter level. Furthermore, the lack of participation in global initiatives by US firms and subsidiaries raises questions about the effectiveness and purpose of these initiatives.
A research report presented to The Department of Social Work School of Human and Community Development Faculty of Humanities University of the Witwatersrand In partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree Master of Arts in Social Development March, 2016 / Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now moving beyond being peripheral to business to becoming an integral part of it. Although there is a sizeable amount of literature on CSR, there is still no standard and agreed definition of CSR. The way CSR must be implemented and evaluated also remains a topic of debate. This gap is problematic as increasingly governments are involving corporations to address the inequalities that exist in society. At the same time several studies suggest that organizations struggle to have robust and effective CSR practices within their organizations. In South Africa, several legislations have been put in place to indirectly involve the private sector to address the inequalities arising out of the Apartheid and the BBBEE Act of 2003 has been instrumental in shaping the developmental path of post-apartheid South Africa, thus making implementation and reporting of CSI initiatives more important than ever before. The study sought to explore the nature of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices of the Sanlam Foundation in the Western Cape, South Africa. The study adopted a qualitative case study design and the study population consisted of officials drawn from Sanlam Foundation and its implementing organizations. Participants were drawn from Sanlam Foundation’s implementing partners and key informants who are senior officials of the Sanlam Foundation also participated in the study. A sample of eight participants and two key informants and were drawn using purposive sampling. Semi structured interview schedules were used to collect data using face to face interviews with both participants and key informants. The findings revealed that monitoring, evaluation and reporting of CSR initiatives remain the biggest challenge in implementing of CSR initiatives. The findings also establish that there remains a gap in the NGOs’ and funder’s understanding of the reporting content. Measuring and expressing qualitative impact is a challenge for NGOs. The report recommends that both funders and partners must understand the implications of monitoring and evaluation of programmes. It also emphasizes the need to have simplified discussions with partners at inception to understand their views and develop project specific reporting templates that justify project specific impact. It is anticipated that the research findings will enable Sanlam Foundation and other companies to strengthen their CSR activities.
Education for sustainable development an emergent discourse for multi-sector learning and action partnership /Manteaw, Bob Offei, January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Washington State University, May 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.
Understanding leadership initiatives the value of leadership-oriented voluntary environmental initiatives in the field of climate change /Pearce, Anthony, January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.Sc. Environmental Management & Policy)--Lunds universitet, 2004? / Bibliography: 77-81. Available also in print form.
Raising the bar for CSR using regulatory tools for reporting to enhance corporate social responsibility activities /Pearson, Darlene A. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Royal Roads University (Canada), 2005. / Includes bibliographical references.
Unintended effects of corporate social responsibility on corporate reputation when is doing "good" not good for business? /Nunez, Eloy L. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Lynn University, 2007. / Adviser: John Cipolla. Includes bibliographical references.
Thesis (LL. M.)--University of Toronto, 2007. / Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 46-06, page: 3070.
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